AIHA Launches Website to Drive Interest in OEHS Careers AIHA recently launched a new website that provides free resources for students, teachers, and counselors interested in learning more about the industrial hygiene and OEHS professions. The website is intended to create awareness of and drive interest in careers in occupational and environmental health and safety.
The site features videos of young professionals discussing their jobs as well as a list of universities that offer degrees in OEHS. Visitors will also find information related to AIHA’s IH Professional Pathway program, a resource that helps guide young professionals through the various stages of an OEHS career. Resources for younger students include AIHA’s IH Heroes initiative, a comic-book-style program that includes a web-based “smart” game and introduces the profession to students in a fun, educational manner. AIHA’s new site also serves as a resource for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers and career or guidance counselors who may not be familiar with this career path.
For more information, read AIHA’s press release or visit
CEC Gears Up for AIHce EXP 2021 The AIHA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) met in October to review 71 professional development course (PDC) proposals for presentation at AIHce EXP 2021. Each proposal undergoes a rigorous and competitive bi-level review by the CEC and experts from AIHA volunteer groups. This review helps guarantee that quality courses are presented to ensure an excellent educational experience.
Fifty-six proposals were selected for presentation at AIHce EXP 2021 in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, May 22; Sunday, 
May 23; and Thursday, May 27. PDC attendees earn extra certification maintenance points.
Full PDC descriptions will be available on the AIHce EXP website.
2021 AIHA Board Election Updates AIHA will partner with a new vendor to provide a safe, secure web-based voting system during the 2021 Board of Directors election cycle. Instructions on how to vote in the election, which will run from Feb. 12 to March 5, 2021, will be emailed to members in February.
There’s still time to nominate a candidate by petition. In addition to nominations made by AIHA’s Nominating Committee, nominations for officers and directors may be made by petition of not less than two percent of members who are eligible to vote. Each petition must include a letter from the nominee stating the nominee’s willingness to stand for election. Petitions must be emailed to the chair of the Nominating Committee by Jan. 27. To be included in the Candidates’ Forum in the February issue of The Synergist, individuals must submit petitions by Jan. 1.
Important information about AIHA governance is available online. Email questions to AIHA.
Consultants: List Your Business by Dec. 17 The deadline for consultants to submit order forms to be included in next year’s printed Consultants Listing is Dec. 17, 2020. Consultants must renew their AIHA membership before their forms can be processed for the 2021 Consultants Listing.
AIHA’s Consultants Listing is consulting professionals’ link to reaching consumers and building a larger network. Every year, AIHA distributes the Consultants Listing nationwide to thousands of decision makers in a variety of industries, including legal, real estate, trade associations, academia, healthcare, and agencies at all levels of government.
To learn more or complete the online order form, visit AIHA's website. Please email Wanda Barbour or call (703) 846-0782 with questions.
AIHA Accolades The International Occupational Hygiene Association board of directors has elected as president Thomas P. Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, FAIHA. IOHA is the umbrella organization for 36 industrial and occupational hygiene organizations around the world. Fuller will be IOHA’s president until October 2021 and will then serve as its past president for another 12-month period ending in 2022. Further details are available in AIHA’s press release. To learn more about IOHA, visit the association's home page. In Memoriam Robert W. Wheeler, PE, BCEE, FAIHA, of Morgantown, West Virginia, passed away on Oct. 3 at the age of 78. Wheeler joined AIHA in 1977. Over the years, he served in leadership roles in the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) Board of Trustees and the Yuma Pacific Southwest and Pittsburgh Local Sections of AIHA. An endowed AIHF scholarship in his name has provided scholarships to students since 2012. More information about the Robert W. Wheeler Scholarship is available on AIHA's website. Wheeler’s obituary is available online via Hastings Funeral Home. Awards, Fellows Nominations Due Soon AIHA requests nominations for the 2021 Fellow and AIHA awards. The deadline for Fellows nominations is Dec. 31, 2020, and the deadline for AIHA awards nominations is Jan. 15, 2021. AIHA’s awards honor individuals who provide significant contributions to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professions. More information is available on AIHA's website. Please email questions about AIHA awards to Laurie Mutdosch and questions about AIHA Fellows to Thursa La. AIHA Office to Close for the Holidays The AIHA office will close for the holidays beginning Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, reopening on Monday, Jan. 4. Online resources, including the marketplace and Member Center, will remain available. Any orders placed between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be fulfilled when the AIHA office reopens on Jan. 4. Members will continue to receive AIHA’s two weekly e-newsletters, The Synergist Weekly and The Synergist Newswire. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season! International Micro-Grants Deadline Approaching The Micro-Grants Subcommittee of AIHA’s International Affairs Committee (IAC) is accepting applications for funding for international projects and training in developing countries through Dec. 31, 2020. The IAC’s Emerging Economy Projects Fund was established to increase understanding of and build capacity for occupational hygiene in developing economies around the world. Learn more on AIHA’s website. Dates and Deadlines Dec. 17 Deadline to submit an order form to list your business in AIHA’s 2021 Consultants Listing.
Dec. 31 Deadline to submit AIHA Fellows nominations.
Dec. 31 Deadline to submit Emerging Economy Project Fund applications.
Jan. 15, 2021 Deadline to submit nominations for AIHA awards.
Feb. 1, 2021 Deadline to submit AIHF scholarship applications for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Feb. 2–April 6, 2021 Virtual Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review course. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12–2 p.m. ET, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.
For a complete list of events, visit AIHA's website.